Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears after watching an emotional video of his late father praising him for the first time.
His father, Jose Dinis Aveiro, an alcoholic and former soldier died of liver failure at the age of 52 when Ronaldo was 20.
During an hour-long chat with Piers Morgan, the former Manchester United, and Real Madrid striker was shown the clip of his father Jose Dinis Aveiro expressing his pride at his achievements, ahead of the Euro 2004 tournament held in Portugal.
Ronaldo, crying, said: “I never saw the video. I never saw that video. Unbelievable.”
Asked how it felt to hear his father talking of his pride at his son’s achievements, the former Real Madrid player added: “Yes, a lot.
Speaking about his rape accusation, he said: ‘It makes you feel so bad.’
‘One day I was at home in the living room with my girlfriend and then the news they speak about Cristiano Ronaldo, this and that,’ he said. ‘You listen to you kids coming down the stairs and you change the channel because I was embarrassed, I feel embarrassed.’
Watch the video below.
‘He doesn’t see me receive awards.’
In an emotional interview, @Cristiano breaks down in tears over the loss of his late father and the fact that he never got to witness his son's success.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) September 16, 2019
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